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Fashion Tech Works Opens New Coworking Space for Emerging Designers
For Cindy Keefer, CEO of Fashion Tech Works, sustainability has always been a way of life. The woman behind Downtown Los Angeles’ new coworking incubator for designers and artists grew up a far cry from Hollywood, on an organic farm in Wisconsin.
“I've been an environmentalist since I was born,” said Keefer, a vegetarian since childhood. “So for me, I never had a breakthrough moment.”
Sustainability is at the heart of Fashion Tech Works’ mission: The incubator is particularly interested in giving a home to designers and technologies “that improve the sustainability of apparel design and production,” according to its website.
LOS ANGELES FASHION WEEK
Art Hearts Fashion Debuts New Fashion Week Hub at L.A.’s New Mart
Los Angeles Fashion Week powered by Art Hearts Fashion returned to L.A. March 17–20 at The Majestic Downtown, showcasing international and domestic designers, including 12 from California.
During opening night, a special ceremony celebrated the City of Los Angeles honoring Art Hearts Fashion, Los Angeles Fashion Week and Fashion Techworks for what Art Hearts Fashion has brought to Los Angeles since its inception in 2010 and for what the partnership with Fashion Techworks is doing for the city’s fashion community and industry.
Photo courtesy of GETTY IMAGES / Los Angeles Fashion Week Powered By Art Hearts Fashion
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Sanuk and Grateful Dead Collaborate on New Collection
By Tyler Shultz | Friday, November 12, 2021
Footwear brand Sanuk, a division of Deckers Brands, has announced its fifth collaborative effort with iconic rock band the Grateful Dead.
The newest collection comes in two styles. The Cozy Vibe Low x Grateful Dead features leather uppers and debossed Steal Your Face logos, psychedelic wool interior liners inspired by the band and step-down heels. The other style is the Cozy Vibe Slipper x Grateful Dead, a fuzzy slip-on slipper that features corduroy uppers. Both styles are available in men and women’s sizes.
The sustainable collection features eco-friendly materials such as 100 percent traceable and responsible leather, recycled polyester, a sock liner with 85 percent bio-based content, and Sugar Mat Comfort outsoles made with 55 percent sugarcane foam.
“We are grateful to continue our collaboration and bring the Dead’s classic, eclectic style and eco-minded ethos to this cozy new collection,” said Seth Pulford, director of marketing at Sanuk. “Whether it’s an early morning surf check, post snowboard lodge-life or just chilling out in the great indoors with good friends and tunes, this capsule provides ridiculous comfort for your winter happy places.”
The collection is currently available exclusively on Sanuk.com. Prices range from $85-$95 retail.
Gucci Enters The Metaverse
Gucci opened its first "meta" store in the virtual Metaverse. The Fashion giant has rebranded itself with innovative collections, concepts, and technology over the past year. Continuously pushing the boundaries of the 101 year old fashion house, as well as staying relevant in a fast pace evolving landscape.
Digital Identity In the Metaverse
Dec 28, 2021,10:30am EST|
Forbes Councils Member
COUNCIL POST| Membership (Fee-Based)
David Lucatch is the CEO, President and Chair at Liquid Avatar Technologies, focusing on giving users control over their digital identity
Talks Sustaibalility with Kornit
Regenerative Agriculture in Apparel Forum
What does it mean for the future of cotton production?
Was showcased at Kornit Fashion Week LA 2021 with a unique, innovative and tech infused pieces.
Watch the video above to see the stunning runway collection.
Fibre2Fashion Showcases German NeXR Development
NeXR Technologies has partnered with IB Company KG for its AvatarCloud platform to digitise models created by designers and technical designers for exclusive brands, adapt three-dimensional apparel to avatars provided by NeXR, and integrate them into the product development process.
Fashion Techworks Offers First Month FREE for New Members!
Fashion Techworks Invites Universities to Tour Our Facilities!
Open to all Design & Art Programs, Fashion TechWorks wants to give your students the opportunity to see what we offer and come walk through for an afternoon. Live Q & A, demonstrations, and snacks provided!
Fashion Techworks Offers FREE 2hour Session in Photostudio for all New Mart Tenants
Anina Net With 360 Fashion Network Launches AR Virtual Exhibit
"What is Phygital?
It's when digital objects become physical objects in your physical location. If you downloaded the models, you may have just looked at them from afar through your phone camera.
But! You should have regarded them not as 2D objects in an Instagram filter, but instead as 3D objects that you can walk up to, around, to the other side, and look at from all angles.
This is the next level of Augmented Reality!" - Anina CEO 360 Fashion Net Work
BBC reflects on Fashion Trends that "Just Won't Die!"
Exploring why fashion styles repeat themselves, by delving into the past and analyzing present trends and their influences. - Video by Griesham Taan